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Make an already portable app available in the PA launcher

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carmoulux
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Make an already portable app available in the PA launcher

Hello!

I have in my memory stick, along with the Portables Apps Launcher, a couple of other portable software I downloaded from their developer's websites already that way.

Since I don't have to make them portable first, how should I proceed to make them available/install in the Portable Apps menu?
It would be nice to have them there because I wouldn't need to go to different folders every time. Thanks!

gmbudwrench
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If they are

single executable programs, create a folder with the programs name in the portableapps folder. If your program uses an ini file for settings, copy it there as well. I have a couple of those myself, imgburn CD burner for example and it’s displayed in my platform menu

carmoulux
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result

It worked, thank you!

johanponken
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if more than one exe

If the program has more than one executable file in its folder, they will all show up in the launcher.
For those that you don't want to run (directly), right-click (in launcher) and choose Hide.
Here you also can rename, and select category.

carmoulux
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result

One of them had 3 executable files, thank you for the hide tip!

RogerL
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Folder name

You don’t have to create a folder with the program name - the platform/menu doesn’t mind what name it has. I name mine _NonPAF-ProgamName to keep them separate from the released apps.

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